Psychotherapy Services in North York
Reaching out for help is hard.
But you’ve already taken the hardest – and most important step. We’re so glad you found us.
Therapy is our flagship service here at Dynamic Health. Our team is ready and waiting to help you increase your awareness, challenge limiting beliefs and develop coping strategies. In turn, you can improve your life and relationships.
Psychotherapy Can Help With...
An important part of our approach to therapy is that we treat people, not disorders. That said, there are some common symptoms that lead people to seek out therapy, from everyday stressors to psychiatric conditions.
Everyday stressors and challenges
Psychotherapy is incredibly effective for understanding, coping with, and overcoming everyday challenges and stresses, including, but not limited to:
- Anxious thoughts or tendencies
- Stress & Burnout
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of – or unhappiness with – life direction
- Harmful or unproductive habits
- Pregnancy & Postpartum
- Chronic Illness/Pain
- Fear & phobias
- Racial identity
- Trouble sleeping/insomnia
- Weight loss
Medical & Psychiatric conditions
Therapy is also highly effective for individuals suffering from psychiatric diagnoses (often in combination with drug therapy as prescribed by a physician, or an alternative approach by a holistic practitioner) and some medical conditions, including those listed below. It can help individuals understand their diagnosis, learn how to manage their symptoms and how to avoid triggers that cause acute episodes.
- Generalized Anxiety Disoder (GAD)
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivitiy Disoder (ADHD)
- Binge-Eating Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Social Anxiety
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Our Approach To Therapy
We have a team of several therapists here at Dynamic Health, each with their own unique approach and style. You will be matched with the best fit for you by our client care manager, based on your needs, goals, and personality/approach preferences (direct, challenging, friendly, goal-oriented, etc.)
Each of our therapists ( who you can meet at the bottom of this page) are trained in a wide variety of modalities, including those listed below. Most borrow from multiple modalities, mixing and matching tools to best support each patient.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
Solution Focused Therapy
Strengths Based Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Narrative Therapy
Getting Started & What To Expect
If you’re interested in therapy services, the first step is to book an intake call with our care manager.
Once she has an understanding of your preferences, goals and circumstances, she will recommend the right practitioner for you and a plan to address your challenges.
We take the process of matching clients to the right therapist very seriously because the single most important determinant of a successful therapeutic experience is the fit between practitioner and client.
From there, therapy begins. Sessions are one-hour, either in person or virtual, on a schedule as discussed and determined between you and your care provider.
Our care manager will remain in touch to ensure you’re getting what you need from therapy and to connect you with additional services if/as necessary over time. If you so choose, they will also check in regularly with inventory assessment scales – which are simple tools we use to track and monitor your progress over time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I’m new to therapy – how can I make sure I get the most out of it?
First of all, congratulations for taking the first, hardest, and most important step:seeking help. Aside from committing to the process, the most important factor in your success will be the right therapeutic relationship – which means you feel safe and develop trust with your care provider. And our client care manager will take all the guess-work out of that process by matching you up with the right practitioner. Click here to schedule an intake call and begin that process.
I’m not sure whether I need psychotherapy, psychiatry or something else – can you help me figure this out?
Yes. If we are not clear on your diagnosis, have questions, feel medication may be helpful – or if you request it – we can bring in a psychiatrist for a joint consultation and, if necessary, ongoing consultation/treatment. The psychiatrists we work with are excellent and we are very happy to be able to provide this continuity of care to our patients.
How will I know therapy is working?
We believe strongly in measurement-based care which is why all clients have the option of completing regular (bi-weekly) inventory assessment scales, which are quick, survey-style questions designed to gauge your symptoms and state of mind. Otherwise, you can expect to feel a greater ability to manage painful emotions, more internal coping resources, an increase in positive emotions, improved interpersonal interactions, and increased self-confidence.
Will I have a say in my treatment plan?
Yes, every step of the way. For us, therapy is about ‘working with’ not ‘doing to’. We take a collaborative approach to your care, which means that your preferences, ideas, and choices matter and nothing happens without your consent and comfort.
Are your therapists trauma-informed?
Yes, all our therapists are trauma-informed, which means they understand trauma and its role as a root cause of a wide variety of issues and illnesses – both mental and physical. If necessary, you will be assigned/referred to a therapist trained in therapy focused therapy.
Is therapy covered by OHIP?
Unfortunately it is not. It is, however, covered by most private insurance plans.
What are your rates? Do you offer a sliding scale?
Our rates are in line with industry standards and we do offer subsidized sessions with our therapy interns, who are closely supervised by our therapy team. If you’re on a tight budget and/or regular fees would be prohibitive for you, please reach out for more information about this option.
Do you offer couples/family therapy?
We do – you can read more about that here.
Do you offer life coaching?
We do – you can read more about that here.
Jessica Gilbert, MSW RSW
Chaya Alon, MSW RSW
registered social worker
Naomi Levine, RSW MSW
Leah Mamorstein, MFT, OPCC
Rebecca Strausser RP (Qualifying)